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Most expensive celeb memoir deals

From comedian Russell Brand to Playboy playmate star Kendra Wilkinson, celebrities are ever to ready to spill the beans about their 'scandalous' lives to earn some extra cash. Here's a look at celebs who've have bagged million dollar book deals.

books Updated: Feb 23, 2012 13:13 IST

Amanda Knox, who was acquitted on murder charges recently, has signed a multi-million dollar deal. The 24-year-old  exchange student, who grabbed international headlines over her conviction and subsequent acquittal in a murder case, was imprisoned for four years in Perugia, Italy, before being released in October last year.

With the load off her head, she is more than eager to tell her side of the story with a memoir about her harrowing experience. As expected, the memoir of this latest 'celebrity' has found many takers. Reportedly, Knox has signed a $4 million book deal with Harper Collins.

While this may be a huge signing amount for a memoir, it is definitely not the first. From comedian Russell Brand to Playboy playmate star Kendra Wilkinson, celebrities are ever to ready to spill the beans about their 'scandalous' lives to earn some extra cash.

Here's a look at celebs who've have bagged million dollar book deals.

Bossypants, an autobiographical comedy by comedienne Tina Fey was bought for $6 mn.

Rhodri Giggs has signed a £1 mn to reveal details of his wife's affair with his brother Ryan.

Amanda Knox, who was acquitted on murder charges recently, has signed a book deal for a rumoured $4mn.

Chelsea Handler's latest book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, was purchased for a rumored $1 mn.

Playboy playmate star Kendra Wilkinson's racy tell-all book was sold for undisclosed amounts.

Demi Moore landed a $2 mn deal for writing her autobiography which will be released this year.

Tennis icon Andre Agassi's autobiography, Open, was lapped up by publishers for a huge amount.

Comedian Russell Brand was given an advance of £1.8 mn for Booky Wook 2 books.

(Compiled by Sonakshi Babbar)